Framework for Mobile Learning Technologies

By K.G. Akintola, B.A. Ojokoh and O.K. Boyinbode.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Wireless networking involves connecting computers without the use of physical media like cables, but instead using wireless media such as radio or microwave technologies. This technology facilitates the issues of mobility, which allows computers and other electronic devices to be moved about without losing connection to the network. Mobile learning (m-learning) allows on-the-go professionals to connect to training courses anytime and anywhere. M-Learning can include anything from job aids and courseware downloaded on personal digital assistant to net-based, instructor-facilitated training via laptop. M-Learning allows users to access IT courseware modules via the Palm operating system. This paper reviews advances in mobile technologies, the pedagogical implications of these technologies and describes the framework of a typical m-learning environment and its implementation using the case study of a university learning environment (part of an ongoing research in the department of Computer Science, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria).

Keywords: 3G, GSM Mobile, eLearning

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 18, Issue 11, pp.101-110. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 3.283MB).

Dr. K.G. Akintola

Student, University of Houston-Victoria, Victoria, Texas, USA

K.G. Akintola has a B.tech from Federal University of technology Akure, where Akintola graduated from in 1995 as the best student in computer science. In 2004, Akintola graduated with distinction, receiving a M.tech from Federal University of technology Akure. Akintola’s areas of research interest are distributed computing, eLearning, and software development. Akintola is currently working towards completing a PhD program.

Dr. B.A. Ojokoh

FUTA, Computer Science Department, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria

Dr. B.A. Ojokoh received a Ph.D in Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology Akure, in Ondo state, Nigeria in 2009. Presently, Dr. Ojokoh lectures at that same university. Dr. Ojokoh carries out research in the area of Digital Library, including metadata extraction, online educational systems, web-based systems development, and several others. Dr. Ojokoh has published more than twenty research papers in journals and conferences, both locally and internationally.

O.K. Boyinbode

Computer Science, University of Cape Town, Rondesbosch 7701, Capetown, South Africa

O.K. Boyinbode received a B.tech with second class honours from the Fedral University of Technology Akure, where Boyinbode graduated with second class upper division in 1995. Boyinbode received a M.sc degree at University of Lagos in 1998, and is currently working on completing a Ph.D program at the Federal University of Technology Akure. Boyinbode’s research interest are grid computing, ubiquitous learning, and networks.

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